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Frank Steele (knarfster) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Arizona
About Me Scoutmaster that doesn't like to lug around a 40 lb pack any more. I have achieved at least ultra light. Pack with TT Rainbow for 2 or a tarp and bivy for solo, BA Horsethief bag and IAC pad(I need a good nights sleep) and a modified Osprey Exos 46 pack for my big 3. I am down to base of 9lbs 10 oz, lbs with all dodads and warm clothing (Ibex and Mont-Bell). With 3 days of food and necessary water I am right at 15 lbs 15 oz. A big improvement over my old 40 lb pack.
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CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by Frank Steele

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Try Here
Moontrail.com has the UL Super Stretch #3 for $279 BUT, you get 60 (Sixty) bonus points, which are worth about $100, so you could get a Free Therm-A-Rest ProLite, Regular to mention free shipping, ...

In Gear Swap » WTB MontBell UL Super Spiral 3, or super stretch
May 14, 10:57am

PM sent
I sent you a PM with my Paypal info.

In Gear Swap » Mont-Bell UL Super Stretch #2 - Reg R zip
May 13, 9:39pm

Weight
What does it weigh? (it is BPL after all)

In Gear Swap » FS: Gossamer Gear / Tarptent Squall Classic
May 13, 5:03pm

Weight
Can you post what your "large" weighs?

In Gear Swap » FS: ID event rain jacket
May 13, 2:35pm

+1 Columbia
I use Columbia Silver ridge convertible 9and regular) pants here in Arizona all year round. I also like the MH Mesa convertible pants. and the North face peak pants. i especially like the Silver ...

In GEAR » Montbell Merino T-Shirt?
May 13, 2:08pm

Great picture
Great picture by the way. I want to get one of those (before Philmont next year)

In GEAR » Tyvek Sublite condensation
May 13, 2:03pm

Thanks!
Thanks Sunny, PM sent. There have been others on BPL as well who have donated to our troop. Thanks to all of you!

In Editor's Roundtable » The 45-Year-Old Boy Scout
May 13, 1:23pm

Re: Re: Not all blue pads are created equal?
"....strong bones, joints and muscles who don't need a lot of padding." Too true, when you get old like me and have weak bones, joints and no muscle, you need all the padding you c...

In GEAR » UL Pad for rock-hard-uneven-ground-loving warm sleeper
May 13, 1:21pm

Dew Point
I think you are having an issue with the tempurature matching the dew point. Nothing you can dew about that :) No really, even a two wall tent has issues on mornings like that.

In GEAR » Tyvek Sublite condensation
May 13, 1:18pm

Kooka bay
PM or email Bender and have him make you a Down or Synthetic pad, it will cost less than the Neo-Air and lighter than a BA IAC.

In GEAR » JMT Sleeping Pad Advice
May 13, 1:15pm

All Reader Reviews by Frank Steele

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Campsaver.com Retailer
I have bought several things from Campsaver and steered several of my Scouts and their parents to them. they have good prices, very fast and affordable shipping and they have a very smooth return pro...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 19, 9:38am

Golite Jam
It looks like this thread is for the old Jam, but I don't want to confuse people looking to buy the new Jam and finding this thread. First generation pack named the Jam, weighed 22 oz, and was...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 08, 12:10pm

Titanuium Goat Ptarmigan Bivy
Are you kidding me? This Bivy does it all! For $45 less than the next best made bag, which doesn't have the option of an all net AND all nylon hood. Plus I only had to wait 2 days, not 2 months...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
March 27, 12:19am

Mont-Bell UL Super Stretch Down Hugger #2
I will start off by saying I am a cold sleeper. I started my Ultralight journey with a MB UL Spiral Down Hugger #3 bag, which weighed only 18.9 oz on my digital scale. I loved the weight and how com...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
March 23, 1:53pm

IBEX Woolies Crew Long Sleeve
The IBEX Woolies Crew keeps me warm when it is cool and cool when it is warm, Amazing. The wool is even softer than on my Icebreaker 140 technical T. I love this shirt (and the pants too!)

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
March 22, 11:43am

Osprey Exos 58
This is a great light pack. I tried the Frame-less packs and they are not for me FOR THE RECORD - THIS IS an INTERNAL FRAME PACK, the review doesn't belong here.

In Backpacks - External Frame
March 22, 11:35am

Backcountry.com
I have had nothing but great experiences with Backcountry. I also love picking up their scratch and dent stuff off of Geartrade. Alfred, you sound like a whiner to me. 1 point because you couldn&...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 22, 10:48am

TarpTent
I bought a Contrail and didn't like the front entry. Henry gladly exchanged it for a Rainbow. Wish all companies were so easy to deal with.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 22, 10:45am

e-OMC (Oregon Mountain Community) Customer Service
I ordered a pair of pants and a pair of montrail shoes. they arrived very quickly. the shoes didn't fell good and the pants were too big. I returned the shoes and exchanged the pants with no pr...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 22, 10:39am

MoonTrail Customer Service
Moon trail is a great company to deal with and I love their bonus point system, Free Stuff! I always check their site first, because beyond the bonus points, they generally have lower prices than...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 22, 10:30am